Today is Monday. Temperatures will be in the high 30s to high 40s from north to south, with cloudy skies and a chance for rain throughout the state and scattered snow in the north. Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.
Another 61 coronavirus cases were reported in Maine on Sunday, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. There are 721 active confirmed and “probable” cases in the state and the death toll remains at 146. Check out our COVID-19 Tracker for more information.
High school sports in Waldo County have been canceled for the rest of the fall season after the county received a “yellow” designation on Friday from the Maine Department of Education. That comes as an outbreak linked to a Brooks church has infected at least 57 people.
The first snowfall of the season blanketed Rangeley in mid-October, but a summer-like swell of traffic and bustling businesses on Main Street reflected our times: Many people never left because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Since Maine schools reopened for the fall, students and staff have had to wear face coverings throughout the day, keep their distance from others, wash their hands frequently and often stick with the same, small group throughout the school day to reduce the risk of the coronavirus spreading. Widespread virus testing at school, however, hasn’t been part of Maine schools’ strategy to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
“This is going to mess up tons of people’s lives,” Belfast Mayor Eric Sanders said. “The kids act more adult than the adults in Waldo County.”
President Donald Trump descended on an apple orchard Sunday in a pitch to 2nd Congressional District voters touting his June action to allow fishing in a national marine monument southeast of Cape Cod where few, if any, Maine fishermen fish.
Three of Maine’s top Democrats greeted President Donald Trump with sharp criticism for his last-minute visit to the Bangor area on Sunday, with Gov. Janet Mills saying the president “doesn’t care about” everyday Maine people and chiding him for only showing up in Maine during election years.
Doug Emhoff toured the Lundeen Potato Facility in Mars Hill and spoke at a get-out-the-vote rally at Farm Park in Fort Fairfield to help the Biden-Harris ticket win Maine’s toss-up 2nd Congressional District.
Saturday night was frosty and spangled with stars, but Rob Fowler of Morrill wasn’t safe at home, tucked into his warm bed. Instead, the 43-year-old was running through the streets and trails of Belfast, hour after hour and mile after mile, in a bid to achieve a quixotic goal — to run a century, or 100 miles.